Hey Sweet Friend,
Welcome to my digital world :) I Am Tessa.
I grew up having severe anxiety attacks, a minor perfectionist complex, and battled a whole lot of fear.
When I was 12, I was told by a therapist that I would never go to college and live at home for the rest of my life. I'm proud to say neither of those things came true.
Here's how: I've spent my young life learning how to thrive despite anxiety, finding joy in the most-challenging situations, and taking lots of deep breaths.
What I've learned along the way: we can all choose how our stories will unfold, but we must choose wisely.
Anxiety is a choice. Fear is a choice. Joy is a choice. Smiling is a choice. Eating healthy is a choice. Exercise is a choice.
I choose to find the joy and promise to help others do the same.
Tessa Zimmerman is the founder of ASSET Education, a nonprofit organization, dedicated to teaching students how to mitigate stress in the present so they can build resilience for the future. She holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Watson University and Lynn University. Tessa is a 200 hr. certified Strala Yoga Guide.